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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,216 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,216
Reviews: 422
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 85
Gots: 140 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lately it occurs to us that if, back in 1989, you planned on starting a brewery in the back of your carpentry shop, you'd been wise to seek out someone like Harold “Trip” Hogue. A collector of ancient Volvos, Trip was well qualified for the make-do engineering required to coax recalcitrant equipment out of retirement and into making the first Boulevard beers. Today, he is our longest-tenured employee. We offer this rich, golden Tripel in grateful tribute to dedication, everywhere.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: homebrewhawk on 11-24-2007)
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Photo of 6demonbag
5/5  rDev +20.5%

6demonbag, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Flatlands
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%

A- Nice solid dark orange, good head, looks like a tripel should
S- More fruit then hops, just right to get you ready to drink
T - This beer has got me on a tripel kick, love the complex dance between the malt, hops and belgium yeast. I slow down for this one. Nothing over-powers, just right mix.
M - The alcohol helps brew give it some chewiness.
O - One of my go to favorites. Be careful of the big bottle because it is hard not to drink the whole thing and it's 9%. Hard to believe such a solid example of this style is brewed in KC but Boulevard has really made me proud to live here with their Smoke Stack line of beers.
I use this one to introduce friends and family to a tripel style beer.

Flatlands, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of ryanw111182
2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

ryanw111182, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of markeyri
4/5  rDev -3.6%

markeyri, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of substanceD
5/5  rDev +20.5%

substanceD, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Birdlegs, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Kahlerbock, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of ksimons
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%

A-a clear golden orange with lots of visible carbonation bubbles and a large amount of rocky white head fills the glass

S-very nice smelling. Pale malts, grapefruit, coriander, and yeast

T-taste matches the smell well but I think is even better. A nice bread like quality, a light hop bitterness, sweet fruit (pears, apples, green grapes), spices and a nice yeast finish. Very balanced.

M-medium body, spicy carbonation. The only low point to Long Strange Triple (which isn't even that low) is a wish for a creamier body

Overall I am really impressed with this Triple. Matches some of the best I've had from Belgium, or Canada.

ksimons, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

robobgs, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

calmstock, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

TenHornsProud, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of kjyost
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%

750 mL corked & caged bottle purchased at Happy Harry's, Grand Forks South. Batch T9317 11/10

A: Pours a hazy orange red with a smallish white head that laces fairly well.
S: A superb nose, with all sorts of fruit aromas: Pineapple, mango, apple, hints of Belgian funk. All this comes together and makes me think Brett, yet I can't find a single reference to this beer being bretted.
T: More of the nose. Some grain, with mainly fruit and light notes of barnyard and sourdough. Yum. Wish I had more.
M: Strong carbonation with good fruit and bitterness that lingers.
O: A delicious beer. Well worth finding again. Boulevard continues to impress, and it may be my "sleeper" brewery of the year...

kjyost, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Frozenmoses, Jan 12, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

CNOTEKC, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

imperialking, Jan 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.8%

PeterHilgendorf, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

schoun, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

UnkleFester, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

PhatAtUT, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

drummermattie02, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ATPete, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

PhineasGage, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

FievelGoesWest, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of KDawg
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from bottle into a chalice. Pours a solid and hazy yellow/orange color with a small head

excellent and complex aromas of orange peels, spices, florals and some apricots as well

full bodied with a real creamy feel to it. Smooth and polished with excellent flavors of oranges peels, spices and some florals

this is an extremely good tripel. Has the right feel and flavors to go with it

KDawg, Dec 25, 2011
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.